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USCG Approved Able Bodied Seaman (AB) & Proficiency In Survival Craft (PSC) | SMS | Lafayette, LA

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  • Prerequisites This course is intended to provide training for seafarers to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations. Student must be able to read and understand English. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.
  • Student Min/Max 1/24
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Course Information

  • Additional Schedule Details
    Enrollment: All students must produce the following prior to the onset of training - Valid (photographic) government identification. Registration begins at 7 AM each day.  The course ends at 4 PM CST on the 4th and final day.

    Attendance Requirements: Daily attendance and 100% participation in each module is required to obtain this certification.

    Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.
  • Course duration 32 Hours
  • Course Summary

    The Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC) course is designed to provide the training for candidates to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat other than fast rescue boat in emergency situations, in accordance with the STCW Convention and code Chapter VI Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1.

  • Target Audience Course Required By: USCG for STCW (Lifeboatman) Endorsement
  • Theory Learning Objectives
    Upon completion, the trainee will be able to understand how to take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat, other than Fast Rescue Crafts (FRC's)


  • Practical Learning Objectives
    Upon completion, the trainee will be able to practice:

    -Recognize emergency signals in station bill and use of safety equipment
    -Don a lifejacket
    -Safely jump from a height while wearing a Type I lifejacket
    -Board a liferaft from the water while wearing a Type I and an immersion suit
    -Right an inverted liferaft while wearing a lifejacket
    -Operate davits to launch and recover rescue craft
    -Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
    -Operate a survival craft engine
    -Command and operate a survival craft under oars
    -Command survival craft using magnetic compass
    -Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship
    -Retrieve man overboard using survival craft
    -Use locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatus and pyrotechnics
    -Stream a drogue or sea-anchor
    -Operate survival craft equipment
    -Primary assessment of patient
    -Call EMS
    -Check for circulation, open airway, breathing, and for shock
    -Perform CPR
    -Stop bleeding
    -Identify signs and symptoms of: trench foot, hypothermia, hyperthermia, fractures, and burns
    -Apply first aid to survivors
  • Certification Details
    Written Exam: A minimum written test score of 70% is required. Students who fail the test will undergo remediation and be allowed one retest. A second failure requires repeating the course before they may test again. Students must satisfactorily perform hands-on evolutions as required by USCG assessments.
    Location: Offered only at our Lafayette location.
  • Validity Period 5 Years
  • Accreditation or Standard
    • Allowed STCW
        • Cancellation Policy Cancellation fees apply if cancelled within 7 days of the course start date . The amount retained will equal 100 percent of the transaction. Any refund requests after this period are to be requested from the trainer. If approved by the trainer, remittance of refunds will be handled by the trainer outside of our site.For more details read our Refund Policy

        Site Information

        • Training Environment
          • Allowed Classroom
        • Services and Amenities
          • Allowed ADA Accessiblity
          • Allowed Restrooms
          • Allowed Meals Included
          • Allowed Emailed Certificates
          • Allowed Printed Course Materials
          • Allowed Lodging Shuttle Service
          • Location
            2916 North University Avenue, Lafayette, LA, USA

          Other Notes

          • Items to BringPlease bring your goverment issued ID, a towel, hard hat, steel-toed boots and safety glasses.
          • Health and Safety Considerations*Safety First: Safety Management Systems (SMS) regards your safety first and suggests the following: Candidates that are concerned with participating in practical exercises due to current or pre-existing medical conditions should consult their primary care provider prior to the onset of the training program as to the nature and extent of the training.

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